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Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm PDT
: john keenan is repairing bikes these days. not in montana, where he owns a farm with his wife, but in springfield, virginia. >> i moved back in with my parents the same house i grew up in. >> reporter: he left behind breathtaking vistas and his cashmere sheep because jobs are more plentiful on the east coast. >> the scenery is awesome. everybody wants to move there. but you can't eat the scenery. >> reporter: the latest job numbers suggest more of the same for people like keenan, 114,000 jobs were added last month less than in august or july. but the all-important unemployment rate fell to 7.8% the lowest since president obama took office. officials at the white house say there is still more work to be done on the jobs front but insists the latest report is proof the economy is headed in the right direction. >> today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: campaigning in virginia, gop white house hopeful mitt romney dismissed the unemployment
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
former presidential candidate john kerry, playing the part of mitt romney. on monday, the president called campaign volunteers and told one of them what debate preparation is like. >> basically, they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: the stakes are high for the debate but both the white house and the romney campaign are trying to lower expectations. neither side wants their candidate to take the stage with a perceived advantage. the polls show most americans believe obama will win the first debate. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: but historically it's the challenger who usually gets a boost. >> less important than what they say is how they appear. do they treat their rival with respect? do they connect with the audience? do they respond at the moment when they have to react? how do they look? how do they seem? >> reporter: the debate could have an immediate impact because early voting is already under way in a couple of swing states. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> up next, new rules th
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. earlier today i spoke with john burris. bluford family's attorney. supporters made noise at two city council meetings. >> the fact that crime may be high in oakland, i don't think there's any dispute about that. that doesn't mean you get to lower the standard for police unions. >> reporter: the bluford case is not believed to be part of the monitor's investigation but someone say it planned a seed of doubt within the oakland community. alan bluford was shot and killed by an opd officer in may. the police report handed to the family showed bluford did not fire a shot despite initial reports. >> part of the problem is a lack of transpartnercy . it's taken this family 6 months to get a police report. that's a lot of pain they are suffering. >> reporter: the investigation is ongoing. some neighbors say it leaves a dark mark on the department and added to a trend the lawyer said he has seen in this city. >> officers understand that if they shoot and kill someone or discharge their weapon, that the forces within the department itself, either the culture or the people involved, are will pro
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